Articles of Note

The scholarly conference promises little but excruciating boredom and discontent. End the farce and put academics out of their misery?... more »

New Books

Piety and politics. Karen Armstrong?s attempt to exonerate religion as a cause of violence is as wrongheaded as blaming religion for the world?s ills... more »

Essays & Opinions

Oh, the glory of being a budding modernist in 1964. Picasso, Eliot, Pound, and Stravinsky were still alive. For Julian Barnes, their examples would inform a lifetime of looking... more »